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omg solenoid dead
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Can't get the solenoid to work, can anybody please please tell me how to set it up.
When I plug it directly into the mains it lights up red, what does that mean?
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Daft question, is it plugged in?
Is the timer (if you have one on it) set to be on currently?
Failing that theres a guide and video at the bottom of this link that might help:
https://www.aquariumgardens.co.uk/aquari...-673-p.asp
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(12-05-2019, 09:57 PM)Gingerlove05 Wrote: Daft question, is it plugged in?
Is the timer (if you have one on it) set to be on currently?
Failing that theres a guide and video at the bottom of this link that might help:
https://www.aquariumgardens.co.uk/aquari...-673-p.asp

Yes its plugged in to a timer, so when the power is on does it switch the solenoid on or off ?? when the solenoid is powered up is it stopping or starting the Co2.
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I imagine it would switch the solenoid on which would open the valve to allow the co2 through to the tank
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the red light indicates power to the solenoid. When powered it allow CO2 out.
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(12-05-2019, 11:00 PM)stuaz Wrote: the red light indicates power to the solenoid. When powered it allow CO2 out.

OK but when the solenoid has no power it is meant to shut the Co2 off?   but if that's the case and the solenoid has no power what action can it make without power? in other words how can the solenoid turn off the Co2 if it has no electrical current? 
I can hear my solenoid clicking when the power comes on, but when the power goes off the Co2 continues to flow.
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(15-05-2019, 08:52 AM)Pleco Fan Wrote:
(12-05-2019, 11:00 PM)stuaz Wrote: the red light indicates power to the solenoid. When powered it allow CO2 out.

OK but when the solenoid has no power it is meant to shut the Co2 off?   but if that's the case and the solenoid has no power what action can it make without power? in other words how can the solenoid turn off the Co2 if it has no electrical current? 
I can hear my solenoid clicking when the power comes on, but when the power goes off the Co2 continues to flow.

Yep when a solenoid has no power, it will stop the CO2.

Its not "instant" as such when the solenoid closes as there will still be some CO2 left in the pipes etc but the bubble counter should slow down and eventually stop after a minute or so.
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Thanks I understand it now however when my timer cut the power, I heard a click and the red power light went out, it did not cut off the Co2, infact it was still feeding the tank for another hour before I decided to turn it off manually, so I'm guessing I might have a stuck valve.
Thanks for your help Stuaz I guess most people are fed up of me by now!!!  Huh
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doesn't sound right that.. it should be off in minutes ( usually about 10 ) Does it have a flow diagram on the solenoid? could be you have it backwards? There should be an arrow showing the flow direction as they are usually one way. Think of it like a one way valve, get it wrong way and it won't shut off.
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I was just thinking the same thing, if its the wrong way the co2 would be going out the exhaust port when the valve solenoid shuts off.
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